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by Mid A 15
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 5681

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Surely a member of the clergy would have a highly developed sense of right and wrong and wouldn't need to be told what to do, irrespective of the cost to them personally? Absolutely right. The only possible exceptions might be confession or where a plea for confidentiality has been made by the conf...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

Bob Hailey was in charge of soccer in the 70s and I remember Ken Grimshaw being of a similar mind. Bob Hailey single handedly flew the Association Football (soccer) flag during the sixties and early seventies. I left in 1972 and there were no School teams and fixtures back then although Bob Hailey ...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?
Replies: 51
Views: 2246

Re: Should the forum be behind a registration wall?

In my view absolutely 'NO' for reading only. It is already necessary to register or log in to post. There maybe a case for having something like the little 'exam' the OB facebook group do before allowing posting as well as protection against trolls, bots etc or whatever the modern terminology is.
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

Representatives of OBAFC have posted on the forum previously so perhaps they will again in answer to your question. However to the best of my (very limited) knowledge OBAFC participates in the Southern Amateur League and runs three teams. The Club has only been in existence since 2011. http://www.so...
by Mid A 15
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

richardb wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:09 pm
I think this thread epitomises why the forum should remain open.

Everyone should be able to read this without needing to register.
In the context of your comment on another thread: 'LIKE'

EDIT: Now thanked!
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

jtaylor wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:59 pm
I have already made initial contact with the BSB (with her permission) - hopefully there’ll be some way they can help, and i think all old Blues would be in full support of doing whatever we can to help.
Absolutely right.
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims
Replies: 39
Views: 3850

Re: A post on behalf of one of the Dobbie/Husband victims

Thank you for posting this Julian.

Given the financial nature of some of the content perhaps The Benevolent Society of Blues can assist if it is not already?

I cannot think of a more deserving person myself.

http://www.bluessupportingblues.com/
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lighter note:
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Lighter note:

I was a pupil at the time but must confess to having no recollection whatsoever of this concert.

Perhaps it was a 'Peele thing.'
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS
Replies: 143
Views: 5522

Re: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS

LHA is not wrong in his last comment. The point is that the transformation of the ring fence into a "ring of steel" is symptomatic of the wider safeguarding revolution that will have taken place at CH, as at all schools. I'll give some examples from my current school which will hopefully reassure r...
by Mid A 15
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: I am returning my Bible...
Replies: 20
Views: 1516

Re: I am returning my Bible...

When did the begging letter go in there? My guess is that he is referring to 'The Charge.' These cases are disturbing to all and even more so if the victims are known to you and one's response will be governed accordingly. I would not presume how to tell anyone else how to react. However, in an adm...
by Mid A 15
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS
Replies: 143
Views: 5522

Re: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS

At the moment I just cannot think beyond empathising with how alone that poor child who cried for help to the Chaplain and was betrayed must have felt.

A truly awful betrayal of trust all round and I hope the punishments reflect that.
by Mid A 15
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Underachieving at CH
Replies: 20
Views: 1478

Re: Underachieving at CH

The minute my mother knew that I was going to CH she was on the phone to everyone she knew telling them the good news. It was the chance of a lifetime. Especially in 1952. To make matters worse my sponsor was an old boy of the school and a senior governor. The weight of expectation was on my should...
by Mid A 15
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: The trial of James Andrew Husband and Gary Dobbie
Replies: 134
Views: 6270

Re: The trial of James Andrew Husband and Gary Dobbie

Does anyone know why the press have not referred to Dobbie as the Chaplain, just as ‘teacher’ or ‘housemaster’? One of the complainants reported her abuse by JAH to ‘the Chaplain’ but it was never taken any further. Why haven’t they made the link? Good to see you back CJ! Hope all is well with you ...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 426
Views: 36747

Re: Politics

I find it very hard to believe that Ali deleted his own posts, especially as he was warned several times and then all his posts were deleted. Looks like censorship to me. I said it was my belief. I am not here often enough to be 100% sure. However the scenario I THINK could have happened is that th...
by Mid A 15
Wed May 23, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 426
Views: 36747

Re: Politics

Banker Brown suggests that the Forum has deleted part of his post, and maybe it is this that is causing him to rage in impotent fury. I'm interested to know how all this works since I also missed the original posts by aliburns and the first I knew of them was that there was a long sequence saying "...